The Matrices of Intellectual Reasoning assessments, or MIRa, measures an individuals’ capability to perform certain tasks on different levels of complexity/difficulty. Their ability learn new skills and knowledge are based on their potential capabilities and cognitive ability, as described by Elliot Jaques’ Stratified Systems Theory (1989).
MIRa was originally developed in 2012 to measure mental “horsepower”, but through the years of rigorous testing and validation, and using it in conjunction with other well-known capability assessments, the developers found MIRa to be a very good predictor of levels of work as described by Jaques. Over the last two years, validation studies confirmed a high predictive correlation with job levels (as used in requisite organisations), as well as other tools measuring the same concept.
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MIRa measures problem solving from a three dimensional perspective. An individuals’ pace of learning, need for feedback, and problem solving ability will provide important information to determine their ability and style when solving complex problems.